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Cost of Living Indexes

Source: http://www.bestplaces.net, 2017

National Eau Claire, WI Madison, WI Minneapolis, MN Chicago, IL Austin, TX San Jose, CA
Overall 100 92 110 109 111 117 222
Grocery 100 97 101 105 110 89 120
Health 100 108 122 100 101 101 114
Housing 100 80 116 118 112 161 455
Utilities 100 86 105 99 105 91 128
Transportation 100 101 106 102 122 101 112
Miscellaneous 100 95 106 111 106 99 105

 

Housing Costs

Source: http://www.bestplaces.net, 2017
Eau Claire, WI Madison, WI Minneapolis, MN Chicago, IL Austin, TX San Jose, CA
Studio Rental $465 $676 $654 $850 $786 $1,371
1 Bedroom Rental $565 $806 $810 $979 $955 $1,609
2 Bedroom Rental $740 $954 $1,016 $1,139 $1,179 $2,006
3 Bedroom Rental $1,035 $1,303 $1,440 $1,453 $1,610 $2,772
Median Home Price $149,000 $215,400 $218,900 $208,900 $299,400 $844,700
Property Tax Rate (per $1,000) $18.75 $20.31 $13.08 $21.39 $18.74 $7.51

 
Median Family Income Distribution

Source: United States Census Bureau, 2017 (figures rounded up to closest whole number)
National Wisconsin Eau Claire County Eau Claire City
< $10,000 7% 3% 6% 6%
$10,000 - $14,999 5% 3% 7% 8%
$15,000 - $24,999 10% 6% 12% 13%
$25,000 - $34,999 10% 8% 11% 14%
$35,000 - $49,999 13% 13% 14% 15%
$50,000 - $74,999 18% 21% 20% 19%
$75,000 - $99,999 12% 17% 125 12%
$100,000 - $144,999 14% 18% 13% 12%
$150,000 - $199.999 5% 6% 3% 2%
$200,000 < 6% 5% 3% 2%
Median Family Income $55,322 $69,925 $50,538 $45,403
Mean Family Income $77,866 $85,975 $65,548 $58,498

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Affordable Homes

A home in Eau Claire is 40% less than the Minneapolis, 31% less than Madison - and 51% less than Texas!

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Quality Apartments,
Lower Rent

Rent is up to 41% cheaper in Eau Claire, WI compared to other metros.

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Lower Property Taxes

Property taxes in Eau Claire are up to 12% lower than other metros